Special Guest: Brooke Sharkey

Special Guest: Brooke Sharkey

Blair Dunlop has been writing…and writing…and writing! Collaborating with his trusted writing partners of Dave Burn (AHAB), Gita Langley and Ed Harcourt, who will also be producing Blair’s next album, Blair has compiled a new collection of songs already being billed as the modern Heartbreaker. He is now locked in the studio with producer and collaborator Ed Harcourt and will release his new album in early 2018. October will see the first unveiling of this new material with ‘The 4 Walls Tour’ and a supplementary EP to support the tour featuring 3 new songs from the forthcoming album.

Following a busy period in 2015/16 Blair retreated to write the new collection. The singer-songwriter released his third full-length album, ‘Gilded’, to rave reviews and embarked on a UK headline tour. Along with his Glastonbury Festival debut – where he performed on the Acoustic Stage – Blair has had a busy summer on the festival circuit, including appearances at Bluedot, Cornbury and How The Lights Get In. Both singles from the album, ‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’ (both produced by Harcourt), were successfully playlisted by BBC Radio 2 over the summer of 2016 and the producers at Radio 2 are eagerly awaiting the new offering. 

Blair’s career continues to go from strength to strength. He has won awards, toured all over the UK and overseas, collaborated with a variety of writers and musicians, moved to London and set up his own record label (Gilded Wings Records), all of which have informed, and are reflected in, his mature and astute musical musings. The Guardian described him as an increasingly adventurous songwriter”, and it rings even truer now. Blair has the confidence and experience to make the music he has always wanted to.

Blair is looking forward to heading to Australia next year for a tour and festival appearances and will be touring America later in 2018 following a successful debut at Folk Alliance 2017 in Kansas.

Special Guest: Blair will be joined on the tour by ‘special guest’ Brooke Sharkey who featured in The Guardian’s FUTURE 50 (Nov 2016)

‘The sparse fragility of Sharkey’s music and her intimate delivery mean that it gives up its charms slowly, but very surely. ‘

A perfect match for Blair…we thought!

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‘The 4 Walls Tour’ October/November 2017

Fri. 20th October 2017: BASINGSTOKEAnvil Arts Centre: Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey

Sat. 21st October 2017 : SHEFFIELDThe Greystones : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey

Thu. 26th October 2017 : DERBYThe Flowerpot : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey

Fri. 27th October 2017 : SALTAIRELive Room : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey

Sun. 29th October 2017 : SHREWSBURYHenry Tudor House : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey

Mon. 30th October 2017 : STAFFORDGatehouse Theatre : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey

Fri. 3rd November 2017 : ASHFORDRevelation St Mary’s : Full Band w/ Brooke Sharkey

Sat. 4th November 2017 : LONDONThe Lexington : Full Band support TBA

Thu. 9th November 2017 : MANCHESTERThe Ruby Lounge : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey

Fri. 10th November 2017 : GLASGOWThe Hug & Pint : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey

Sat. 11th November 2017 : STOCKTONArc Arts Centre : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey